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Grey Hulk Almost Debuted in Avengers: Age of Ultron #Hulk #Avengers #AgeofUltron

Grey Hulk
Grey Hulk

Wired.com has released a video detailing how Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) intended on having Grey Hulk appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron.  In the comics, the Hulk was originally supposed to be grey.  Due to printing problems with the ink, which always made the grey skin appear green, Stan Lee chose to keep the greenish look despite envisioning something else.  *** WARNING – Minor spoilers ahead ***

The excitement of potentially seeing Grey Hulk on the big screen came a few months ago when the retailer Hot Topic debuted their exclusive Funko POP Vinyl figure, the Hulk, to promote the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Hulk Funko POP Vinyl exclusive from Hot Topic
Hulk Funko POP Vinyl exclusive from Hot Topic

From this image, many speculated that since his pigmentation appears to be greyish, that we could expect to see Grey Hulk make an appearance.  Turns out that was to be the case.  After many trials of changing the look to the mammoth hero, ILM opted to leave him green to appease the Hulk fans.  Initially, the Hulk was to turn grey while fighting in the Hulkbuster sequence to show he was under the spell of the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen).   Director Joss Whedon decided to just make the Hulk’s eyes red to show he was under the control of the mutant, oops, Inhuman (?).

 

Incredible Hulk #1 - First Appearance of the Hulk (May 1962)
Incredible Hulk #1 – First Appearance of the Hulk (May 1962)

 

Here is a look at the design FX, courtesy of Wired.com:

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Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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